Farms & Gardens
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN The Garden’s 145 acres showcase the Sonoran Desert and more than 20,000 plants representing 4,000 species. Through Jan 10: Beyond Blue: Cyanotypes of Laszlo Layton. Through May 8: Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light, large-scale, light-based installations utilizing glowing fiber optics. www.dbg.org. Papago Park, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., 480.941.1225. JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN A stroll around the koi pond in this three-acre park in downtown Phoenix could help one achieve zen. The manicured grounds include a tea house, and were a gift from Phoenix’s Japanese sister city, Himeji. Ticketed public tea ceremony second Sa of each month. Closed M. www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org. 125 N. 3rd Ave., 602.256.3204. QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL This 30-acre olive grove produces extra-virgin and specialty olive oils. Half-hour tours for a nominal charge; live music in the grove on weekends. www.queen creekolivemill.com. 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, 480.888.9290.